Fictional Relationships The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History  

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List Rules Couples you hoped would get together, past or current, from all genres. Yes, many already did (or didn't), but base your voting on how you felt over the course of the show.

List of the best will-they-or-won’t-they couples in TV history, current or past. These ‘will they or won’t they?’ couples have added romantic tension to the best television shows and given viewers a reason not to miss an episode -- after all, no one wants to say they missed the moment when a will-they-or-won’t-they TV couple finally did or didn’t. Sometimes frustrating, sometimes sweet, the best will-they-or-won’t-they couples viewers have enjoyed are on this list, from early television to currently-running series.

 The ‘will they or won’t they’ trope is nothing new to TV shows, and the list of problems that can keep seemingly destined-for-each-other couples apart is nearly endless. One half of the will-they-or-won’t-they couple might already have a boyfriend/girlfriend/wife/husband (think Pam and Jim) or the two may appear not to get along, even though viewers can sense the underlying romantic feelings. Other common problems for will-they-or-won’t-they TV couples are location, job or social position, or the unwillingness of one half to commit (think Carrie and Mr. Big).

 Sometimes a will-they-or-won’t-they couple causes problems for a TV series. If the biggest appeal of a show is whether a couple will get together, will viewers still tune in after they do? On the other hand, the ‘will they or won’t they?’ storyline can become too drawn out, leaving viewers irritated. Of course, will-they-or-won’t-they couples have also caused some of the most touching and most heartbreaking moments in television. The first kiss or a marriage proposal after a drawn out will-they-or-won’t-they storyline can even bring a tear to the eye.

 If you’ve lived every tension-filled moment with the best will-they-or-won’t-they TV couples in history, then you understand how powerful TV can be. Enjoy this list of the best will-they-or-won’t-they TV couples and vote your favorites up.
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Fry & Leela is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
Fry & Leela
Futurama
2
1,190 1,311
Hyde & Jackie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
Booksflavia added Hyde & Jackie
That 70s Show
3
1,309 1,268
Blair Waldorf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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1,243 1,230
J.D. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Jim Halpert is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
The Office (U.S.)
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1,323 1,103
Richard Castle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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2,878 1,246
Rachel Green is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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1,014 1,127
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Lorelai Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Niles Crane is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Fox Mulder is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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1,661 720
Leonard Hofstader & Penny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
elimagen96 added Leonard Hofstader & Penny
the big bang theory
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Buffy Summers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Lady Mary Crawley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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1,327 762
Barney Stinson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
How I Met Your Mother
17
939 762
Elliot Stabler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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1,169 559
Fran Fine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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610 680
Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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Carrie Bradshaw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
Sex and the City
21
829 507
Chuck Bartowski is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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1,062 469
Anthony DiNozzo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
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628 566
Tony Micelli is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
Who's the Boss?
24
1,321 530
Amy Farrah Fowler & Sheldon Co... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Will-They-or-Won't-They Couples in TV History
JimTadlock added Amy Farrah Fowler & Sheldon Cooper
The Big Bang Theory
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Jessica